February 22, 2020

Shipping

Information related to shipping in and around the DPRK

NK PRO

Tanker which smuggled oil to North Korea leaves South Korea

Vessel leaves South Korean waters and heads to an area near Shanghai

Leo Byrne August 5, 2019
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In rare move, North Korean tankers increasingly broadcast locations in transit

Traffic suggests DPRK's smuggling operations continue

Leo Byrne July 31, 2019

OFAC designates North Korean national working in Vietnam

Kim Su Il worked for North Korea's Munitions Industry Department

Leo Byrne July 29, 2019
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Oil tanker numbers at Nampho not impacted by sanctions, analysis shows

No discernible downturn in traffic following December 2017 passage of Resolution 2397

Leo Byrne July 24, 2019
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Sanctioned North Korean tanker heads for Chinese island as typhoon sweeps region

Bad weather may have temporarily disrupted DPRK's oil smuggling operations at sea

Leo Byrne July 18, 2019
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North Korean coal trans-shipper returns to South Korea

The Great Roc was involved in two DPRK coal shipments in 2017

Leo Byrne July 10, 2019
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Six month time-lapse shows continued activity at North Korean coal terminals

Images show multiple vessels and Nampho and Songnim, with open cargo holds

Leo Byrne July 10, 2019
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North Korea imports less oil from Russia in May: UN

Though the DPRK's oil tankers remain active as of June, July

Leo Byrne July 5, 2019
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Vessels in South Korea linked to older North Korean smuggling networks

Two vessels suspected of smuggling on behalf of the DPRK have been in South Korea for months

Leo Byrne July 2, 2019

North Korean vessels exploiting tracking system flaws to evade sanctions: report

Report details how one ship’s spoofing methods reveal gaps in sanctions enforcement efforts

Colin Zwirko June 26, 2019
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